Things you didn’t know about mannequins

by Morplan | 24th February, 2015

mannequinA mannequin (also called a manikin, dummy, lay figure or dress form) is an often articulated doll used by artists, tailors, dressmakers, windowdressers and others especially to display or fit clothing

The use of mannequins originated in the 15th century, when miniature “milliners’ mannequins” were used to demonstrate fashions for customers. Full-scale, wickerwork mannequins came into use in the mid-18th century.

The first fashion mannequins, made of papier-mâché, were made in France in the mid-19th century

Mannequin comes from the French word mannequin, which had acquired the meaning “an artist’s jointed model”

Pediophobia, irrational fear of mannequins

Ivan Ivanovich – male mannequin dummy used in Vostok spacecraft test flights

Ned Nefer, 38, from Watertown New York has reportedly been married to Teagan, the wooden female mannequin since 1986.

Two mannequins can be seen on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Both were hairdresser’s wax dummies.

Mannequin is a 1987 romantic comedy fantasy film starring Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Meshach Taylor, James Spader, G. W. Bailey, and Estelle Getty.

Crash Test Dummies are a Canadian folk rock/alternative rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, widely known for their 1993 single “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”.

Mannequins have featured in two episodes of Doctor Who, Spearhead from Space in 1970 and Rose in 2005.

All Morplan mannequins are delivered in double walled packaging to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition

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